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Title: Uranium Mining and Milling

Abstract

The starting point for material accountancy under INFCIRC/153-type comprehensive safeguards agreements (paragraph 34(c)) with an Additional Protocol envisions a shifting toward earlier in the nuclear fuel cycle than current practice. The design of effective and efficient safeguards requires a more detailed process-level understanding of front-end activities, to include conducting a survey of uranium mining, concentration, and purification processes in commercial use to catalog technological options for producing uranium ore concentrate, also known as yellow cake. Based on this survey, a process flow diagram (PFD) illustrating front-end process options will be created to illustrate pre-34(c) material flows and support the identification of material control points.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1474383
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-747582
932305
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Kim, Lance K. Uranium Mining and Milling. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1474383.
Kim, Lance K. Uranium Mining and Milling. United States. doi:10.2172/1474383.
Kim, Lance K. Thu . "Uranium Mining and Milling". United States. doi:10.2172/1474383. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1474383.
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abstractNote = {The starting point for material accountancy under INFCIRC/153-type comprehensive safeguards agreements (paragraph 34(c)) with an Additional Protocol envisions a shifting toward earlier in the nuclear fuel cycle than current practice. The design of effective and efficient safeguards requires a more detailed process-level understanding of front-end activities, to include conducting a survey of uranium mining, concentration, and purification processes in commercial use to catalog technological options for producing uranium ore concentrate, also known as yellow cake. Based on this survey, a process flow diagram (PFD) illustrating front-end process options will be created to illustrate pre-34(c) material flows and support the identification of material control points.},
doi = {10.2172/1474383},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 08 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Thu Mar 08 00:00:00 EST 2018}
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